29 April 2015


Francesco Clemente: Emblems Of Transformation Opens At Blain/Southern London

Blain/Southern presents an exhibition of new watercolours by Francesco Clemente. Bringing together 108 works on paper, all of which are delicately and intimately scaled, Emblems of Transformation continues the artist’s long-standing relationship with the medium of watercolour, and also with India. Clemente first travelled to India in 1973, and has lived and worked there at […]

23 January 2013

The Deceptively Deep Francesco Clemente – Review

Francesco Clemente found fame as part of the Neo-Expressionist movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s, or the ‘transavanguardia’ as their early supporter Achille Bonito Oliva named them. The intent was to react against the anti-painting sentiments common at the time, and to return to the ‘internal motives, to the constitutive reasons of working’, […]

27 October 2012


Francesco Clemente First Major London Exhibition In Seven Years Announced

Blain|Southern have announced an exhibition of new works by Francesco Clemente, the artist’s first London show in seven years. This recent series titled , ‘Mandala for Crusoe’, brings together fourteen paintings developing Clemente’s singular pictorial language, gathering together myriad cultural references and merging timeless symbols, iconic imagery and philosophies. Inspired by the symbolism of the […]